Bennett wins two events for Bucs at Elkins swim meet

ELKINS – The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer swim team claimed three events in a tri-meet with Elkins and Liberty last Wednesday  at Davis & Elkins College.

Preston Bennett claimed both individual wins as he took first place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.93 and the 100-yard freestyle with a clocking of 52.98.

Bennett was also part of the victorious 200-yard freestyle relay foursome with Reis Leonard, Dane Ammons and Sam Squires with a time of 1:44.13.

The Bucs earned four runner-up spots.

Owen Caynor took second in the 50-yard freestyle (28.53), Ammons was second in the 100-yard freestyle (1:01.10), Squires finished second in the 200-yard freestyle (2:16.72) and the 200-yard medley relay foursome of Bennett, Caynor, Squires and Ammons placed second (2:00.26).

Team scores were not provided.

The Bucs were scheduled to compete in a home dual meet Wednesday on Senior Night at the West Virginia Wesleyan College pool.

They will return to the pool Saturday at the Fast Water Invite in Parkersburg.

The results:


50-yard freestyle – Owen Caynor (2nd) 28.53; Reis Leonard (3rd) 29.73.

100-yard backstroke – Preston Bennett (1st) 1:00.93; Reis Leonard (4th) 1:15.41.

100-yard breaststroke – Owen Caynor (3rd) 1:25.30.

100-yard butterfly – Sam Squires (3rd) 1:06.22.

100-yard freestyle – Preston Bennett (1st) 52.98; Dane Ammons (2nd) 1:01.10.

200-yard freestyle – Sam Squires (2nd) 2:16.72; Dane Ammons (3rd) 2:18.07.

200-yard IM – None.

500-yard freestyle – None.

200-yard freestyle relay – Preston Bennett, Reis Leonard, Dane Ammons, Sam Squires (1st) 1:44.13.

200-yard medley relay – Preston Bennett, Owen Caynor, Sam Squires, Dane Ammons (2nd) 2:00.26.

400-yard freestyle relay – None.


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